Let's Talk: Behind-the-ear (BTE) hearing aids


Niamh Harnett


Hearing aids are designed to make our lives easier, yet they can sometimes seem more complicated than they need to be.

Here we are going to outline everything you need to know about behind the ear hearing aids so you can be sure you are making an informed decision.
Behind the Ear (BTE) hearing aids have been around for a very long time and are one of the most popular styles of hearing aids on the market today.

Thanks to advancements in technology these devices have become smaller and more powerful than ever. The hearing aid casing sits behind the outer part of the ear and a thin, transparent tube attached to the earpiece then runs from the hearing aid into the ear canal. This style of hearing aid may be hugely popular due to their minimal design and ease of use but BTE hearing aids are also extremely effective in treating hearing loss and are the optimal choice for those struggling with severe hearing loss.

How do Behind-the-ear (BTE) hearing aids work?

The small but mighty casing of a BTE hearing aid holds all the electronic elements including the microphone, speaker, amplifier and processor. The sound is delivered into the ear canal, through a custom ear mould or dome depending on the type of aid. BTE hearing aids can produce a nice, natural sound with higher amplification – a defining factor in what makes them ideal for profound losses as well as producing noticeably less feedback than that found in other styles of devices.

What is the best Behind-the-ear (BTE) hearing aid?

When choosing a BTE hearing aid there are a number of factors to consider and you can read more about them here. However the latest model to be praised by audiologists worldwide is the impressive Phonak Paradise Naida P90 as well as the powerful Signia Motion Charge & Go which has 3 versions and you can learn more about those here.

Where to next…

Today’s BTE hearing aids have no problem pushing the boundaries of hearing technology to create a groundbreaking solution that boasts superb sound quality, ease of use and a new lease of life for the wearer. With attractive features such Bluetooth connectivity for your phone, music and more, as well as impressive rechargeable hearing aids with some models of BTE devices providing up to 61 hours of charge on a single use!

With perks like these we guarantee the perfect BTE hearing aid for you is right at your fingertips.

To read more about the BTE hearing aid devices and RIC hearing aids click here.
If you need help choosing the right hearing aid for your level of hearing loss, or would like more information please contact us and we would be delighted to help.

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